• Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/23

Click to flip

23 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
vaqueros (buckaroos)
Answer
chaparreras (chaps)
Answer
six-shooter
Answer
Joseph Glidden
Answer
chuck wagon
Answer
How did the railroads help open the West?
It helped open the west by giving transportation to European immigrants who were going to the West. It also linked the East and the West coasts. The railroad companies also sold land to farmers for two to ten dollars an acre.
Why did the Homestead Act of 1862 not work exactly as the federal government had intended it to?
The private speculators and railroad and state government agents used the law to their own gain. Cattlemen fenced and clamid open lands. MIners and woodcutters claimed national resources. Railroad compaines held land to sell later instead of building promised extenstions of their lands. Railroad compaines held land to sell later instead of building promised extentions of their lines.
What is Frederick Jackson Turner's historical thesis? What did he feel to be significant about the Western frontier?
He declared that the frontier had ceased to exist. He felt that the ending of the frontier was closing the first period of American History. It was a pivotal part of our history because this was the early American Spirit.
Why did F. J. Turner feel the by 1890, the frontier was gone and the first period of American history had been closed? What he correct in this assumption?
Answer
Describe the adversities faced by western settlers as they established homes on the Great Plains. Discuss the unique challenges faced by frontier women in the West.
Answer
How did new inventions change farming in the West?
Answer
What was the purpose of the Morrill Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890 and the Hatch Act
of 1887?
Answer
How did the railroads take advantage of the western farmers?
Answer
Promontory, UT
Answer
homesteaders
Answer
Morrill Land Grant Acts
(1860, 1890)
Answer
Hatch Act (1887)
Answer
bonanza farms
Answer
soddy
Answer
"The Significance of the
Frontier in American
History"
Answer
Barbed Wire
This was invented by an Illinois farmer Joseph Glidden to keep dogs out of his wife's garden. This became a major factor in transforming the open pplains int fenced in ranches and barbed wire.
The long drive
This overland transport of the animals often lasted about three months. Ir included a cook, a cowboy for every 250 - 300 head of cattle and a wrangler.
Importance of the Railroads
it was a help to move cattle from place to place, but stampede's cause a panic.